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Downy Skullcap Scutellaria incana

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
skoot-ul-AIR-ee-uh in-KAN-nuh
Description

Square stems covered with fine white hairs; small purplish-blue flowers in loose racemes. Seen in open woods, slopes and along streams. Prefers moderate moisture in well-drained soil. Tolerates sandy or clay soil.  Grows in dry woods or clearings.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#summer#wildflowers#NC native#native garden#sandy soils tolerant#clay soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#summer#wildflowers#NC native#native garden#sandy soils tolerant#clay soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Scutellaria
    Species:
    incana
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North Central & Eastern U.S.A
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Purplish-blue flowers in loose racemes.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    White
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Hairy with minute whitish hairs.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Square stem covered with fine white hairs